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475 14th Street, 9th Floor, Oakland, CA 94612
401 15th Street, Oakland, CA 94612
Bibliomania (0.2 miles)
1816 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland, CA 94612
388 9th Street, Suite 190, Oakland, CA 94607
659 14th Street, Oakland, CA 94612
721 Washington Street, Oakland, CA 94607
125 14th Street, Oakland, CA 94612
2201 Broadway, Suite LL2, Oakland, CA 94612-3031
1000 Oak Street, Oakland, CA 94607
Dan F. Webb Books (0.6 miles)
15 Grand Ave, Oakland, CA 94612
Lake Merritt Lodge (0.7 miles)
2332 Harrison St, Oakland, CA 94612
900 Fallon St, Oakland, CA 94607
1801 Adeline St, Oakland, CA 94607
400 Hawthorne Avenue, Oakland, CA 94609
550 El Embarcadero, Oakland, CA 94610
Walden Pond Books (1.4 miles)
3316 Grand Avenue, Oakland, CA 94610
1005 Atlantic Avenue, Alameda, CA 94501
Marcus Books (1.7 miles)
3900 Martin Luther King Jr Way, Oakland, CA 94609
Calvello Books (1.7 miles)
3941 Piedmont Avenue, Oakland, CA 94611
3941 Piedmont Ave, Oakland, CA 94611
4014 Piedmont Ave, Oakland, CA 94611
Issues (1.8 miles)
20 Glen Ave, Oakland, CA 94611
Book Zoo (1.8 miles)
14 Glen Ave, Oakland, CA 94611
160 41st Street, Oakland, CA 94611
641 W Red Line Ave, Alameda, CA 94501

Local events

Jan
28
FREE STORYTIME AND CRAFT!
The Reading Bug, Wednesday, January 28 at 3pm
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Stories & Free Crafts (Ages 3+): Sun. at 11AM FREE STORYTIME AND CRAFT!(1 day) Prenatal Fitness with Patty(1 day) Mother Daughter Book Club(2 days) more About Kobo eBooks Browse eBooks (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Jan
28
Prenatal Fitness with Patty
The Reading Bug, Wednesday, January 28 at 5:45pm
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Pre-K: Tues. & Thurs. at 11AM Babies & Toddlers: Wed. at 11AM Newborns: Fri. at 11AM All Ages: Sat. at 11AM

Stories & Free Crafts (Ages 3+): Sun. at 11AM FREE STORYTIME AND CRAFT!(1 day) Prenatal Fitness with Patty(1 day) Mother Daughter Book Club(2 days) more About Kobo eBooks Browse eBooks (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Jan
28
PREMIER EVENT: ARMISTEAD MAUPIN
Kepler's Books, Wednesday, January 28 at 7:30pm
Credit: Christopher Turner

PREMIER EVENT: Armistead Maupin in conversation with Kemble Scott

Wednesday, January 28, 7:30pm

The Days of Anna Madrigal (Tales of the City ) Tickets are available at Kepler's and online at Brown Paper Tickets

Think you have to make the trek all the way up to San Francisco to see Armistead Maupin? Think again!! Peninsula Arts and Letters is honored to host Armistead Maupin at Kepler’s books on Wednesday, January 28 at 7:30 p.m.

It's a rare thing for a book to capture a time and place as beautifully as Armistead Maupin's original Tales of the City series did for 1970's San Francisco. In the era of mood rings and discos, Maupin created a cast of characters he lovingly calls the Logical Family (as opposed to the biological family).

Originally a newspaper serial in the San Francisco Chronicle, Maupin's series started in 1976 and ends in 2013 with his final book, The Days of Anna Madrigal. Whether you are a child of the '70s who wants to reconnect with a bygone era or a first-time reader who wants to experience how the ties of love and friendship transcend decades, you will not be disappointed by tales of Mary Ann Singleton, Michael Tolliver, Mrs. Madrigal, and the rest of the groovy crew that populates Maupin's San Francisco. Gay, straight, bi, or anything else, you will feel like a member of the Logical Family by the end.

The timelessness and popularity of the series lives on in a stage-musical version in May 2011 and Armistead’s continued recognition, including the Lamdba Literary Foundation’s Pioneer Award that he received in 2012 and the Visionary Award at the Legacy Gala he received in November 2014 for the first adaptation of the novels. Featuring Laura Linney, Olympia Dukakis, Chloe Webb, Marcus D’Amico and Donald Moffat, the show garnered the highest ratings ever for a dramatic program on PBS.

Come help us celebrate the ninth and final novel in Armistead’s classic Tales of the City series, a triumphant resolution to a saga of urban family life that has enchanted and enlightened readers around the world.

Location: Street: 1010 El Camino Real City: Menlo Park, Province: California Postal Code: 94025-4349 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Jan
29
Meet James Riley!-January 29
The Reading Bug, Thursday, January 29 at 5pm
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Pre-K: Tues. & Thurs. at 11AM Babies & Toddlers: Wed. at 11AM Newborns: Fri. at 11AM All Ages: Sat. at 11AM

Stories & Free Crafts (Ages 3+): Sun. at 11AM FREE STORYTIME AND CRAFT!(1 day) Prenatal Fitness with Patty(1 day) Mother Daughter Book Club(2 days) more About Kobo eBooks Browse eBooks (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Jan
29
Brandon Mull
The Reading Bug, Thursday, January 29 at 5:30pm
Brandon Mull is the author of the New York Times, USA TODAY, and Wall Street Journal bestselling Beyonders and Fablehaven series, as well as the bestselling Five Kingdoms and Candy Shop Wars series. He resides in Utah, in a happy little valley near the mouth of a canyon with his wife and four children. Brandon’s greatest regret is that he has but one life to give for Gondor. (added from Simon & Schuster)
Jan
29
Yiyun Li
Book Passage, Thursday, January 29 at 6pm
Yiyun Li (A Thousand Years of Good Prayers, The vagrants, Kinder than solitude, Gold boy, emerald girl)

Yiyun Li is the author of A Thousand Years of Good Prayers and The vagrants. A native of Beijing and a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, she is the recipient of the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award, the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award, the Whiting Writers’ Award, and the Guardian First Book Award. In 2007, Granta named her one of the best American novelists under thirty-five. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, A Public Space, The Best American Short Stories, and The O. Henry Prize Stories, among others. She teaches writing at the University of California, Davis, and lives in Oakland, California, with her husband and their two sons. (added from Random House)… (more)
Jan
29
Robert Repino
Green Apple Books, Thursday, January 29 at 7pm
Robert Repino (Morte) (added from Random House)
Jan
29
CANCELED - ALLYSON HOBBS
Kepler's Books, Thursday, January 29 at 7:30pm
Credit: Jessica Tampas

EVENT IS CANCELED!

Allyson Hobbs

Thursday, January 29, 7:30 p.m.

A chosen exile: A History of Racial Passing in American Life

Join us for a look back at the history of racial passing, and a topical discussion of race and identity problems in America today.

For centuries, countless African Americans passed as white, leaving behind families and friends, roots and community, almost always for the benefits of expanded opportunity and mobility. But along with these brighter possibilities came grief, loneliness, and isolation that often outweighed the rewards. A chosen exile is a beautiful, extensively researched book, with historical photographs and over 82 pages of notes.

As racial relations in america have evolved so has the significance of passing. To pass as white in the antebellum South was to escape the shackles of slavery. After emancipation, many African Americans came to regard passing as a form of betrayal, a selling of one's birthright. When the initially hopeful period of Reconstruction proved short-lived, passing became an opportunity to defy Jim Crow and strike out on one's own.

Allyson Hobbs is an Assistant Professor in the Department of History at Stanford. She graduated magna cum laude from Harvard and she received a Ph.D. with distinction from the University of Chicago. Hobbs teaches courses on African American history, African American women’s history and 20th century American history. Her research interests include American social and cultural history, racial mixture, identity formation, migration and urbanization, and the intersections of race, class and gender. Join the event on Facebook!

Location: Street: 1010 El Camino Real City: Menlo Park, Province: California Postal Code: 94025-4349 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Jan
30
Brandon Mull
Brandon Mull is the author of the New York Times, USA TODAY, and Wall Street Journal bestselling Beyonders and Fablehaven series, as well as the bestselling Five Kingdoms and Candy Shop Wars series. He resides in Utah, in a happy little valley near the mouth of a canyon with his wife and four children. Brandon’s greatest regret is that he has but one life to give for Gondor. (added from Simon & Schuster)
Jan
30
Angelique Kidjo will be promoting Spirit Rising
Angelique Kidjo will be promoting Spirit Rising (added from HarperCollins)
Jan
31
Feb
1
Louise Steinman
Louise Steinman (The Crooked Mirror) (added from Random House)
Feb
2
Prenatal Fitness with Patty
The Reading Bug, Monday, February 2 at 5:45pm
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Pre-K: Tues. & Thurs. at 11AM Babies & Toddlers: Wed. at 11AM Newborns: Fri. at 11AM All Ages: Sat. at 11AM

Stories & Free Crafts (Ages 3+): Sun. at 11AM FREE STORYTIME AND CRAFT!(1 day) Prenatal Fitness with Patty(1 day) Mother Daughter Book Club(2 days) more About Kobo eBooks Browse eBooks (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Feb
2
PREMIER EVENT: MICHAEL SHERMER
Kepler's Books, Monday, February 2 at 7:30pm
Credit: Jeremy Danger

PREMIER EVENT: Michael Shermer

Monday, February 2, 7:30 p.m.

The moral arc: How Science and Reason Lead Humanity Toward Truth, Justice, and Freedom Tickets are available at Kepler's and online at Brown Paper Tickets

In The moral arc, Shermer shows us how science and reason move humanity toward a more just world. This provocative and compelling book has been praised by Jared Diamond, Steven Pinker, and Lawrence M. Krauss as an important work of skepticism, science, and reason, both thrilling and fascinating, which will forever change your view of the history and destiny of humankind. This ambitious and thoroughly researched tome is a remarkably accessible work of scholarship that explains that the fabric of modern morality derives not from religion, but in large part from secular notions of rational empiricism.

The Age of Reason and the Enlightenment led theorists to apply scientific reasoning to the non-scientific disciplines of politics, economics, and moral philosophy. Instead of relying on the woodcuts of dissected bodies in old medical texts, physicians opened bodies themselves to see what was there; instead of divining truth through the authority of an ancient holy book or philosophical treatise, people began to explore the book of nature for themselves through travel and exploration; instead of the supernatural belief in the divine right of kings, people employed a natural belief in the right of democracy.

Learn how abstract reasoning, rationality, empiricism, skepticism--scientific ways of thinking--have profoundly changed the way we perceive morality and, indeed, move us ever closer to a more just world.

Dr. Michael Shermer is the Founding Publisher of Skeptic magazine, a monthly columnist for Scientific American, a regular contributor to Time.com, and Presidential Fellow at Chapman University. He is also the author of The Believing Brain: From Ghosts and Gods to Politics and Conspiracies; The Mind of the Market, on evolutionary economics, and Why Darwin Matters: Evolution and the Case Against Intelligent Design. He has been a college professor since 1979.

Location: Street: 1010 El Camino Real City: Menlo Park, Province: California Postal Code: 94025-4349 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Feb
3
Writing Workshop - 1/13-2/10
The Reading Bug, Tuesday, February 3 at 5pm
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Pre-K: Tues. & Thurs. at 11AM Babies & Toddlers: Wed. at 11AM Newborns: Fri. at 11AM All Ages: Sat. at 11AM

Stories & Free Crafts (Ages 3+): Sun. at 11AM FREE STORYTIME AND CRAFT!(1 day) Prenatal Fitness with Patty(1 day) Mother Daughter Book Club(2 days) more About Kobo eBooks Browse eBooks (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Feb
3
PREMIER EVENT: YA: MARISSA MEYER
Kepler's Books, Tuesday, February 3 at 7pm
Credit: Julia Scott

PREMIER EVENT: Marissa Meyer

Tuesday, February 3, 7:00 p.m.

Fairest Tickets are available at Kepler's and online at Brown Paper Tickets

You're cordially invited to join Marissa Meyer for a very special Lunar Ball to celebrate the release of Fairest: Levana’s Story, the prequel to her New York Times bestselling Lunar Chronicles (Cinder, Scarlet, and Cress).

We'll have a talk and booksigning with the author, light refreshments, a costume contest, activities, giveaways, and more!

Fans of The Lunar Chronicles know Queen Levana as a ruler who uses her "glamour" to gain power. But long before she crossed paths with Cinder, Scarlet, and Cress, Levana lived a very different story — a story that has never been told... until now. Marissa Meyer spins yet another unforgettable tale about love and war, deceit and death. This book includes full-color art and an excerpt from Winter, the next book in The Lunar Chronicles series.

Location: Street: 1010 El Camino Real City: Menlo Park, Province: California Postal Code: 94025-4349 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Feb
4
Yoga for grown-ups
The Reading Bug, Wednesday, February 4 at 09:30am
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Pre-K: Tues. & Thurs. at 11AM Babies & Toddlers: Wed. at 11AM Newborns: Fri. at 11AM All Ages: Sat. at 11AM

Stories & Free Crafts (Ages 3+): Sun. at 11AM FREE STORYTIME AND CRAFT!(1 day) Prenatal Fitness with Patty(1 day) Mother Daughter Book Club(2 days) more About Kobo eBooks Browse eBooks (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Feb
4
Amanda Eyre Ward
Towne Center Books, Wednesday, February 4 at 11:30am
Amanda Eyre Ward (Forgive me, How to Be Lost, Love Stories in This Town, Close your eyes, The Same Sky)

Amanda Eyre Ward is the award-winning author of Forgive me, How to Be Lost and Sleep Toward Heaven. She lives in Austin, Texas, with her family. To schedule a speaking engagement, please contact American Program Bureau at www.apbspeakers.com (added from Random House)… (more)
Feb
4
FREE STORYTIME AND CRAFT!
The Reading Bug, Wednesday, February 4 at 3pm
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Pre-K: Tues. & Thurs. at 11AM Babies & Toddlers: Wed. at 11AM Newborns: Fri. at 11AM All Ages: Sat. at 11AM

Stories & Free Crafts (Ages 3+): Sun. at 11AM FREE STORYTIME AND CRAFT!(1 day) Prenatal Fitness with Patty(1 day) Mother Daughter Book Club(2 days) more About Kobo eBooks Browse eBooks (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Feb
4
Prenatal Fitness with Patty
The Reading Bug, Wednesday, February 4 at 5:45pm
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Pre-K: Tues. & Thurs. at 11AM Babies & Toddlers: Wed. at 11AM Newborns: Fri. at 11AM All Ages: Sat. at 11AM

Stories & Free Crafts (Ages 3+): Sun. at 11AM FREE STORYTIME AND CRAFT!(1 day) Prenatal Fitness with Patty(1 day) Mother Daughter Book Club(2 days) more About Kobo eBooks Browse eBooks (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Feb
4
SANDIP ROY in conversation with RICHARD RODRIGUEZ
Kepler's Books, Wednesday, February 4 at 7:30pm
Credit: Bishan Samaddar

Sandip Roy in conversation with Richard Rodriguez

Wednesday, February 4, 7:30 p.m.

Don't Let Him Know

Roy’s mesmerizing debut explores the inner lives of a family of Indian immigrants who can never reveal their secrets. Booklist calls Don't Let Him Know “poignant, resonant…Told in 12 discrete chapters, each having the integrity of a short story, Roy’s is a quiet but piercing tale of immigrant domestic life…Roy’s is a warm, articulate voice speaking authentically about family influence on how we carry out our own lives.”

When Romola Mitra, a young Indian bride in the United States, stumbles upon a letter she was not meant to open, it changes her life. Decades later, her son, Amit, finds that letter among Romola’s possessions and thinks he has discovered a secret about her.

Traveling back and forth in time, crisscrossing between India and the United States, the stories follow Romola, her husband Avinash, and their son Amit, immigrants twice over, from childhood to adulthood to old age—through their struggles to bridge the chasms of geography, generation, and culture.

Sandip Roy was born in India, spent many years in San Francisco, and writes for mainstream and ethnic media outlets in both the U.S. and India, including regularly for The Huffington Post. He is the culture editor at Firstpost.com, a contributor to New American Media, and a commentator for Morning Edition on NPR. He has also been a radio host on KALW San Francisco.

Richard Rodriguez, the print and television journalist over many years, is the author of four collections of literary essays. His most recent, Darling: A Spiritual Autobiography, is concerned with “the desert religions” of the Middle East after September 11th. It ranges in its appraisal of religion from Jerusalem to Las Vegas, from Liberace to Mother Teresa.

Location: Street: 1010 El Camino Real City: Menlo Park, Province: California Postal Code: 94025-4349 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Feb
4
Grown up Book Club
The Reading Bug, Wednesday, February 4 at 7:30pm
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Pre-K: Tues. & Thurs. at 11AM Babies & Toddlers: Wed. at 11AM Newborns: Fri. at 11AM All Ages: Sat. at 11AM

Stories & Free Crafts (Ages 3+): Sun. at 11AM FREE STORYTIME AND CRAFT!(1 day) Prenatal Fitness with Patty(1 day) Mother Daughter Book Club(2 days) more About Kobo eBooks Browse eBooks (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Feb
5
Lisa McMann
The Reading Bug, Thursday, February 5 at 5:30pm
Lisa McMann is the New York Times bestselling author of the Wake trilogy, Cryer’s Cross, Dead to You, the Visions series, and the middle grade dystopian fantasy series The Unwanteds. She lives with her family in the Phoenix area. Read more about Lisa and find her blog through her website at LisaMcMann.com or, better yet, find her on Facebook (Facebook.com/McMannFan) or follow her on Twitter (@Lisa_McMann). (added from Simon & Schuster)… (more)
Feb
5
YA: COURTNEY ALAMEDA - LAUNCH
Kepler's Books, Thursday, February 5 at 7pm
YA: Courtney Alameda

Thursday, February 5, 7:00 p.m.

Shutter

Micheline Helsing can see the auras of the undead in a prismatic spectrum. As one of the last descendants of the Van Helsing lineage, she has trained since childhood to destroy monsters both corporeal and spiritual: the corporeal undead go down by the bullet; the spiritual undead by the lens.

With an analog SLR camera as her best weapon, Micheline exorcises ghosts by capturing their spiritual energy on film. She's aided by her crew. When a routine ghost hunt goes awry, Micheline and the boys are infected with a curse known as a soulchain. As the ghostly chains spread through their bodies, Micheline learns that if she doesn't exorcise her entity in seven days or less, she and her friends will die.

Now pursued as a renegade agent by her monster-hunting father, she must track and destroy an entity more powerful than anything she's faced before - or die trying. Lock, stock, and lens, she’s in for one hell of a week.

Location: Street: 1010 El Camino Real City: Menlo Park, Province: California Postal Code: 94025-4349 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Feb
6
Amanda Eyre Ward
Book Passage, Friday, February 6 at 1pm
Amanda Eyre Ward (Forgive me, How to Be Lost, Love Stories in This Town, Close your eyes, The Same Sky)

Amanda Eyre Ward is the award-winning author of Forgive me, How to Be Lost and Sleep Toward Heaven. She lives in Austin, Texas, with her family. To schedule a speaking engagement, please contact American Program Bureau at www.apbspeakers.com (added from Random House)… (more)
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